Personal Resilience in an Hour
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 2 articles
- 10 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- have a deeper understanding of what resilience is and how it can be cultivated
- apply practical resilience strategies that can help when facing challenging situations
- It is helpful if students have past, and/or current, experience of facing challenging situations that they can reflect on, but this is not a requirement for the course.
This course introduces seven practical strategies to strengthen your resilience, with step-by-step practices that help you deal with and/or recover from setbacks, adversities and challenges. It includes an hour of video content presented in 18 engaging episodes, with downloadable supporting pdf handouts for each strategy. The course is based on research proven methods and the trainer's three decades of experience teaching resilience skills.
Develop your ability to deal with the dips, knocks and bumps in life.
- shows how inspiring examples of resilience in stories and the news can help you identify key elements of resilience
- draws on a range of sources, including the Penn Resilience Program which has been shown by research to protect against anxiety and depression
- introduces emotional first-aid practices to steady your nerves when you're feeling on edge.
- teaches you to use a storyboarding process to design resilient responses in situations you find difficult
Resilience strategies help you cope with stress, make the best of things and rise to the occasion
Feedback from past participants includes:
"Chris Johnstone has a way of explaining things that makes it crystal clear. His style is professional, authentic and warm."
"This trainer has an amazing ability to deliver the psychology of wellbeing in a highly digestible, lucid and relevant way".
The goal of this course is to help you develop your personal resilience toolkit, offering insights and practices to help you bounce forward when knocked back so that you can get more from life.
- This course is both for people new to the topic of resilience and for those wanting to further develop their resilience toolkit or pass resilience skills on to others.
The trainer describes his journey of becoming a resilience specialist, from a student project over thirty years ago to work as a hospital doctor, in the addictions field and as a trainer in workplace wellbeing.
A four-part story structure is introduced as a way of drawing out learning points from examples of resilience. The trainer illustrates this by telling the story of Peter Shaw (for more on this story, see Peter Shaw's book 'Hole - kidnapped in Georgia', Accent Press, 2006).
A visual metaphor is introduced that helps us understand resilience: bumping into a problem is viewed as similar to a boat crashing into a rock, with the water level representing our resilience. A practical exercise is introduced based on this image, where we can map out factors that influence our resilience.
You are invited to reflect on a time when you've faced something difficult and got through that in a way you now feel satisfied with. How did you do that? We look at four elements of a personal resilience toolkit, using the letters SSRI to stand for Strategies, Strengths, Resources and Insights.